Greetings - it was great to see all that could make the "long term travel picnic." Unfortunately we got rained out and moved indoors to the nearby Lucky Lab - my apologies to anybody we missed in the process!! In any case some great discussion was had and I'll plan another one for an indoor non-weather dependent location for next month. If you have suggestions for a great place conducive to mingling I'm all ears. :)
In the mean time I figured I'd pass along some random websites and travel plans I gleaned from various people that may be useful information for you all.Me (Nora)
The website I booked my passage on a transatlantic cargo boat with:http://www.cruisepeople.co.uk/transat.htm
The resort I'm thinking about volunteering in Hawaii next spring with:http://www.kalani.com/Ben
Recommends the website: http://www.idealist.org
Has taught English in South KoreaRik
Has spent 5 winters in Baja and spends a lot of his time in his RV.Wynn
Looking for other females to do inexpensive volunteer vacations withClaudette
Recommends the website:http://www.volunteer-voyages.comHahn
Is headed to Cambodia for 7 weeks of medical volunteer work in JanuaryLauriel
Has done seasonal work in AlaskaJudy, Heather, Lan, and Nita, Ian...
Are also interested in volunteer travel
Many more people had great ideas that are not on here - I didn't catch them or didn't catch your name with them! Also, since many were interested in volunteer vacations - perhaps we should set up a meetup specifically on that topic as well. The book I passed around is "Volunteer Vacations" - Short-Term adventures that will benefit you and others. By Bill McMillon, Doug Cutchins and Anne Geissinger. It will be available at the library once I return it!